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Dean DeBlois to Produce and Direct ‘Treasure Island’ for Universal

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 11:13am

News comes on heels of ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ trilogy director’s deal to write and direct live-action ‘Micronauts’ for Paramount / Hasbro.

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Walt Disney Animation Announces Four New Films and Directors

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 5:52pm

Carlos Lopez Estrada, Josie Trinidad, Suzi Yoonessi and Marc Smith will all develop new animated films as the company continues to expand its commitments to diversity and inclusion.

Feature Film VFX Headline News

‘Matrix 4’ a Go at Warner with Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Lana Wachowski

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 2:17pm

Studio announces it has greenlit a new entry in ‘The Matrix’ film franchise, with production set to begin in early 2020.

call for entries Headline News

47th Annie Awards Now Open for Submissions

ASIFA-Hollywood issues call for entries; excellence in 10 production categories, 22 achievement categories and up to 5 honorary awards will be recognized at January 25, 2020 ceremony.

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Ottawa Animation Festival Launches Pitch This! Competition

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 12:15pm

Two finalists will present their projects to over 350 industry buyers and financiers; winner to receive $5,000 cash and other prizes.

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WATCH: John Canemaker Talks Schultheis, Kahl, Tytla and Gertie History at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 10:18am

Oscar-winning animator, author, teacher and historian discusses Disney effects guru’s ‘lost notebook,’ ‘Golden Age’ Disney animation legends and Winsor McCay’s pioneering dinosaur. 

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The Unexpected and Welcome Return of Bo Peep in ‘Toy Story 4’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 9:37am

Absent from the ‘Toy Story’ narrative after having been given away long ago, Bo has dusted herself off to become a strong, funny and adventurous female character that belies her seemingly fragile porcelain exterior. 

Baobab Studios Headline News

Boabab Studios’ ‘Crow: The Legend’ Scores Four Daytime Emmys

Nickelodeon’s ‘The Loud House,’ Netflix’s ‘Ask the Storybots,’ Amazon’s ‘Tumble Leaf’ and Disney Channel’s ‘Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventures’ each take home two at Friday’s gala ceremony.

Warner Bros. Headline News

‘Scooby-Doo’ Headed for Live Stage Spectacular

‘Scooby-Doo and The Lost City Of Gold’ theatrical experience from Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Montreal-based Monlove to combine puppetry, aerial arts, magic, original music, dance, cutting-edge animation video and a brand-new story.

Awards Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Announces Key Dates for 47th Annie Awards

The 47th Annie Awards ceremony honoring overall excellence as well as individual achievement in 36 categories is set for Saturday, January 25, 2020 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

Television Headline News

Disney’s Freeform Entering Animation with Two New Comedy Series

Emma Roberts to executive produce ‘Betches’ and Felicia Day to oversee pilot for ‘Woman World,’ based on the graphic novel by Aminder Dhaliwal.

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